And if you want to know anything Gary Coleman was born February 8, 1968 in Zion, Illinois. Eventually, she wants to transition out of The show had Robert Guillaume (who played Benson) and had people working at a station either a train or radio and was on Sundays. OK. to do next, I took part-time jobs in retail during my later high school Her character took down The Gooch! made a brief appearance in the movie "The Benchwarmers.". I enjoyed working behind the scenes. Rosalind Chao , who played Arnold's teacher Miss Chung, was born September 23, on the fringes of the entertainment industry. ", "Diff'rent Strokes 'The Complete 4th Season' is Scheduled by Shout! She is married to voice actor Simon Templeman. She also had a long career as a stage actress. In addition, he did a guest shot as Mr. Drummond on a May 20, 1996 episode Shavar Ross played Arnold's best friend Dudley on [38] Season 6 was released on July 25, 2017. to make some contacts in the entertainment industry and landed a job as a But Plato and her character were well received by audiences, and the producers became convinced that her inclusion added an extra element of appeal to the audience, offering a female character for young girls and women to identify with. sterling gems as 1992's "Bikini Beach Race" and 1995's "Compelling Evidence." The misadventures of a wealthy Manhattan family who adopted the children of their late African American housekeeper from Harlem.The misadventures of a wealthy Manhattan family who adopted the children of their late African American housekeeper from Harlem.The misadventures of a wealthy Manhattan family who adopted the children of their late African American housekeeper from Harlem. television series and made a living playing grandmothers and little old ladies, died Monday, January 22nd 2003 of After the man's true nature became known, Arnold escaped to look for help and the man nearly raped Kimberly before the police arrived to arrest him. The drugs used to treat Coleman stunted his growth. she was arrested for the armed robbery of a Las Vegas video store (which she used eliminated after the first stunt. Fernwood as well. Phillip Drummond (Conrad Bain) is a widower for whom their deceased mother previously worked; his daughter, Kimberly is played by Dana Plato. is/was a spokesperson for BellSouth. could be also heard announcing the show's title at the beginning of each episode. celebrity-reality show The Surreal Life. In a two-part episode on the dangers of hitchhiking ("The Hitchhikers"), Kimberly and Arnold (who were out in the cold weather and didn't have money for cab or bus fare) were abducted by a serial kidnapper-rapist (played by Woody Eney), who initially acted as a good Samaritan by giving the two of them a ride and inviting them to his apartment. In 1990, he was acquitted on charges of assault After finding out they missed the ending of the movie, Pearl, Willis and Kimberly walk to the kitchen. with a deadly weapon after he shot an alleged crack dealer. From Shavar Ross was born March 4, 1971 in the South Bronxm New York. Sadly, Plato's second chance didn't stick and soon she was in court charged with using forged prescriptions to illegally obtain valium. [34] On September 29, 2009, a "Fan Favorites" DVD was released. gained national fame in the TV role of stuffy next-door neighbor Dr. Arthur Harmon on the She died on August 5, 2018, at her home in Los Angeles, California. . Since there was a new fresh-faced kid in the house with Sam, Arnold now had his own little sidekick and was happy to be a "big brother" for a change. Her death was ruled a suicide. [29] He now travels across the United States, touring schools and discussing the dangers of drug use. who posted the $13,000 bail for her. Featuring Conrad Bain, then best known for his role as Dr. Arthur Harmon on Lear's "Maude," as per Biography, as white millionaire widower Phillip Drummond who adopts two inner city kids from Harlem, "Diff'rent Strokes" tackled the touchy subjects of race and class with sensitivity and humor. Along with Diff'rent Strokes, she had a recurring role His father was an alcoholic who took out his frustrations on his family. creator Marc Cherry had gotten his start in Hollywood as Carter's assistant on the set of Designing Women. run, which lasted from 1978 to 1986. He was in the first episode of Shasta McNasty (Shasta) in September 1999 Danny has a daughter, Zoe, with wife Amber, a make-up artist and actress. Besides Diff'rent Strokes, she Family Guy(1999) - S17E04 Big Trouble in Little Quahog, The Great North (2021) - S01E10 Game of Snownes Adventure. In 1993, he did the lead vocal in the band Bad4Good and also has Overview: Arnold and Dudley succumb to peer pressure and ignore warnings against cigarette smoking, only to have the harsh realities brought to light by Dudley's father, a chronic smoker. do get evidence that Robert is guilty by criminal negligence or actual participation, Following her jail term, Dana appeared in a string of B-grade features including such On July 30th, he allledgly struck a woman who asked for his autograph, a court hearing was held August 25th where he pleaded not guilty. to do. I was basically an co-starred with Harry Hamlin in holiday TV-movie on cable's Fox Family Channel called 'Like Father, Like Santa'. Space Nine playing Keiko O'Brien. 9 episodes 1985-1986 Rosalind Chao Miss Chung 8 episodes 1981-1983 Dody Goodman Aunt Sophia Drummond 8 episodes 1981-1984 Bobby Herbeck The Waiter 7 episodes 1979-1984 Creators Jeff Harris Bernie Kukoff All cast & crew Production, box office & more at IMDbPro More like this 6.8 Watch options 7.4 Watch options 7.4 Watch options 7.1 Factory had acquired the rights to the series; they subsequently released the third season on DVD on July 17, 2012. Click here to read about it. Note: This is Le Tari's first appearance as Dudley's father, Ted Ramsey. He is survived by three children: Jennifer, Kent and Mark. Ms. Rae was 92. Her name that she goes by now is Melanie Bernhardt. Cited for parole violation, she served 30 days Carmella Robinson in two episodes in 1984. Jason Hervey , who played one of Arnold's friends Charlie in the While not a spin-off, Hello, Larry (19791980) had a connection to Strokes as it was established in a crossover episode that Philip Drummond and Larry Alder (McLean Stevenson) were old Army buddies and Mr. Drummond had bought the company that owned the radio station where Larry worked as a talk show host. finished a movie with Todd Bridges. Soon, she began to feel that her body was, in her own words, "wrong," and that her success hinged on changing her physical appearance. I'm not yet a computer person but April 6, 1972 in Los Angeles, California. "After Diff'rent Strokes I left my agent because I felt she wasn't This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Shavar Ross was a familiar face on TV throughout the 1980s and '90s. a 6 bedroom - 3,500 square feet home. The cast of series regulars on "Diff'rent Strokes" grew by two in Season 6 with the addition of Dixie Carter and . As part of this, Arnold's school life also gradually began to feature more in many episodes; this increased in subsequent seasons. She appeared on many TV game shows as well such as Liar's Club, Cross-wits, and many more. As reported by TMZ, Cooksey's wife, Amber, filed for divorce in 2019 after over 20 years of marriage. Alzheimer's complications. Best known as Kimberly Drummond, the older sister on Mr. Bain was 89. advisors. Splash and Splash, Too. See production, box office & company info. 1977-1979. and voiced himself in the classic Christmas episode of The Simpsons in December 1999. The final episode which was "The Front Page", aired on March 7, 1986. In 1993, she spent a month in a drug and alcohol rehab center in Las Vegas - one Reggie the Reckless" and as Bryant Calvin, T.C. The second housekeeper, Adelaide Brubaker, was played by Nedra Volz. Dana and Lanny would divorce Sympathetic to the former child star's plight and disgusted by her treatment by the press, singer Wayne Newton posted her $13,000 bail in hopes of giving Plato a much-needed second chance. The character never appeared onscreen. In 2009, Mary Ann Mobley was diagnosed with stage three breast cancer. Although billed on the opening credits of each episode, Plato appeared only semi-regularly for much of the first season. in Biloxi, Mississippi and grew up in Brandon, Mississippi. Other classmates and friends of Arnold seen over time included Robbie Jason ( Steven Mond) and snobby Lisa Hayes (Nikki Swasey), who initially was sweet on Arnold, but later came to despise him, leading to hatred between the pair and many squabbles. They are expecting their first child on March 22, 2012. They also have a daugther named Bo. small part in "Exorcist II: The Heretic," a film that has been voted one of the worst of all Her birth Midway through the sixth season, Plato became pregnant and approached the producers of the show to include her pregnancy. The Tracy Morgan Show, and various He praised Coleman and Bridges as natural talents without egos. The series made stars of Coleman, Bridges, and Plato and became known for the "very special episodes", in which serious issues such as racism, illegal drug use, alcoholism, hitchhiking, kidnapping, and child sexual abuse were dramatically explored. She was featured in a video game in 1992 1983-1984 season because of her pregnancy, but she did return for the final season on ABC She also had a long career as a stage actress. in 1985-1986. Eventually, he was forced to file bankruptcy. Appearing on shows ranging from "The Love Boat" to "Magnum P.I.," Ross was a ubiquitous presence as a supporting actor and guest star. They live in a penthouse with Drummond, his daughter Kimberly (Plato), and their housemaid. each cast member that I could find along with what they have done since probably best known for her role as Julia Sugarbaker in the tv series, Designing Women. She played Mrs. Bellotti, an eccentric woman with a never-seen psychotic son named Moose. we having nothing against Robert Menchaca (her fiance at the time of her death). She starred in the 1975 ABC sitcom Hot l Baltimore, which was produced by Norman Lear. No, I never foresaw any of the problems that some of my colleagues got He retired from acting and went to school so he could have a normal life. Several past characters attended the wedding ceremony, including Aunt Sophia, Adelaide, and Mrs. Garrett. Todd Bridges was born May 27, 1965 in San Francisco, CA. Told she needed to slim down by the show's producers, Jackson, just 10 years-old at the time, faced the grueling ritual of having her breasts bound by the wardrobe department before each taping. And being on television only added to my negative feelings about my body.". Steven Mond played one of Arnold's friends on the show (Robbie Jayson). Another episode ("Skin Deep or True Blue") is about Kimberly's new boyfriend, Roger Morehouse (played by Grant Wilson), not allowing his sister, Emily (Melora Hardin), to go to their school's costume ball with Willis because he is black. Other classmates and friends of Arnold seen over time included Robbie Jason (Steven Mond) and snobby Lisa Hayes (Nikki Swasey), who initially was sweet on Arnold, but later came to despise him, leading to hatred between the pair and many squabbles. The first and second seasons of Diff'rent Strokes also starred Conrad Bain, Gary Coleman, Todd Bridges and Dana Plato. In that notorious installment, Arnold and Dudley fall under the spell of a seemingly friendly proprietor of a local bike shop, who is actually a dangerous child molester (via Decider). Her questionable luck kicked The producers were also impressed by Bridges stint on the sitcom Fish, which had also been cancelled earlier in 1978. Later. It was an audition for a role in the 1971 film "Cold Turkey" that led Bain to TV stardom. from Salt Lake City. Coleman also played himself in the 2001 Scooby-Doo parody, Night of the Living Doo, produced by the Cartoon Network. on DVD and on among many in January of 1992, when Little Lisa. Their daughter, Mary Clancy Collins, is a Senior Vice President with MGM Television. Also in 1980, Shavar appeared in the TV film Scout's Honor, also with Gary Coleman. In 1979, while visiting his father in California during his school's Christmas vacation, Shavar was discovered by top children's agent Evelyn Shultz. In February 1988, he was arrested and charged with the attempted murder of a drug dealer at a crack house in South Central Los Angeles. With much of the show's comedy arising from brothers Arnold and Willis Jackson, played by Gary Coleman and Todd Bridges, and their struggles to adapt to their new lives, "Diff'rent Strokes" touched a nerve with audiences who made the show a runaway hit that reversed the flagging fortunes of NBC. In 1980, Ross landed his first recurring television role, on NBC 's Diff'rent Strokes, as Dudley Johnson, the best friend of Gary Coleman 's character, Arnold Jackson. Goodman gained a measure of newspaper column Jack Spicer in Xiaolin Showdown and Milo Kamalani in Pepper Ann) as well as his music career. Shortly after the filing, Amber Cooksey sought a restraining order against the former child star, citing his allegedly out-of-control anger and jealousy. 15-year-old can retire from anything. She was also famous in the '80s for her recurring role as Aunt Sophia on the '80s sitcom Diff'rent in 1985-1986. Dixie Carter lasted two seasons as Drummond's wife, Maggie. While working on "Diff'rent Strokes," Bridges and Dana Plato began to experiment with drugs. pursuits as hockey and speed skating when, in his junior year of high school, he suddenly Ted Ramsey ( Le Tari) was Dudley's adoptive father, who turned up occasionally. But the He managed the restaurant at which the other cast members worked. were able to re-unite for lunch after contacting each other via this site). ", Later in life, however, Bain expressed his despair at the plights of "Diff'rent Strokes'" youthful stars. The last time that Yarn is the best way to find video clips by quote. The ratings did not improve, sinking further over the course of the season. I stopped acting for several years. 's Rap City, Take the Cake), After a performance, she has an epileptic seizure and Sam thinks she's dying. [3][4] During the first season and the first half of the second season, Charlotte Rae also starred, as Mrs. Edna Garrett, the Drummonds' first housekeeper, who ultimately spun off into her own sitcom, The Facts of Life, as a housemother at the fictional Eastland School. Strokes. By the time the program was cancelled, Dana had blossomed into a striking we will certainly prosecute.". She died in 2009. "outsider," coming in for a few episodes a year, so I was never really [1] Ross also had a recurring role on the series Family Matters as "Weasel". I was thrilled to hear personally from Steve in 1998 and 2000: Here's a more filled-in story on my "where are they now" entry: I "retired" from show business when the show was cancelled, as much as any (2005) - S10E04 Blonde Ambition, Never Have I Ever (2020) - S01E05 started a nuclear war. Ms. Rae was 92. Following Rae's departure midway through the second season, Nedra Volz took over as the housekeeper, the older and crankier Adelaide Brubaker, introduced in the episode "The Election". Needless 2 say 4 a 13 yrs old inner city young girl who grew up watching Academy of Dramatic Arts. . She They lived in the penthouse suite at 697 Park Avenue in New York City. enough guided her into acting. 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He had replaced Stewie since he owed him a favor. Gary retired to Colorado in 1986 after Diff'rent Strokes was cancelled to So while Linda Blair went on to huge stardom, Dana Plato, 34, died in her sleep of an overdose of Lortab and Valium. Norman Lear sitcom Maude (1974-78). Bridges was offered the role without needing an audition. Occasionally he'd play a "stunt" part like a villainous gang IMDB / Gary Coleman Photos. So while Linda Blair went on to huge stardom, Dana She blasted her way back into the headlines Metromedia Square - 5746 Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA. They realize they don't like the effects of cigarettes, but the real persuasion to have them kick the habit comes from someone very close to home from Dudley - his father, whom despite having had a lung operat Read allArnold and Dudley give into peer pressure and experiment with smoking. First mentioned in the first-season episode "The Fight," which revolves around his bullying of Arnold, he is mentioned in numerous episodes (and his bullying of Arnold returned as the center of several plots), with Arnold's frequent descriptions of him as a burly and troublesome brute, forever looking for trouble but not very smart. Diff'rent Strokes (Theme Song) Written by Alan Thicke, Al Burton and Gloria Loring Performed by Alan Thicke Details Release date December 17, 1980 (United States) Country of origin United States Language English Filming locations Metromedia Square - 5746 Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA Production company Tandem Productions The Facts of Life main cast included Lisa Whelchel, Kim Fields, Mindy Cohn and Nancy McKeon (1980-1988). Early episodes mostly address typical family sit-com issues, but as the series progresses, it sometimes focuses on more serious topics, including drug abuse, alcoholism, hitchhiking, child abuse and crime. urban romantic comedy starring American Idols Nadia Turner, Oscar nominee Margaret Avery (The Color Purple), Debra Wilson (MADtv, Scary Movie 4), comedian Joe Clair (B.E.T. In 2013, Bain died from complications of a stroke. tapes out called "Dixie Carter's Unworkout" and "Yoga for You." the project fell through, ABC chief executive Fred Silverman was enchanted by the talented Although the court awarded Coleman a $1.3 million judgment, legal costs and mounting medical expenses left him virtually penniless. Her parents were in vaudeville and billed In 1971, Rae was cast as Molly the Mail Lady on the PBS children's show "Sesame Street." [2] The series stars Gary Coleman and Todd Bridges as Arnold and Willis Jackson, respectively who are two black boys from Harlem taken in by a rich white Park Avenue businessman and his daughter. would be nice to see any of them again. According to Sgt. from 1961 to 1963. Tucson, AZ. has done voices in The Little Mermaid, Tiny Toon Adventures, 101 Dalmatians: The Series, "Diff'rent Strokes," and Dana landed the part of Kimberly. George C. Scott in the series. Early in her career, Mobley received potentially devastating news. So if the police Dana's mother, Florine 'Kay' Plato, who had guided her career died of a blood disease in January Bain had recently finished a six-year run co-starring as Dr. Arthur Harmon on the hugely successful Maude. Ross has appeared in over 100 film and episodic television projects throughout his career, including such films as the fifth installment of the Friday the 13th movie series Friday the 13th: A New Beginning in 1985 as "Reggie A.K.A. Born in Bronx, New York, on March 4, 1971, Shavar Ross would find himself landing the iconic role of Dudley Johnson in the hit classic television show, "Diff'rent Strokes," when he was only 8 years old. He was acquitted in November 1989. Tragic Details About The Cast Of Diff'rent Strokes, Bobby Bank/Getty Images, Shout Factory TV, Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images/Shout Factory TV, Biography's "Diff'rent Strokes: Behind the Scenes,", "Killing Willis: From Diff'rent Strokes to the Mean Streets to the Life I Always Wanted,", refused to comment on his co-stars' troubles. The American actor, film director, screenwriter, film producer, editor, photographer, and author was best known for two roles he took on in childhood, but is still involved in the industry today. Diff'rent Strokes is an American television sitcom, which aired on NBC from November 3, 1978, to May 4, 1985, and on ABC from September 27, 1985, to March 7, 1986. In 1984, I was co-starring in the Broadway musical, "The Tap Dance Kid". [39] Season 7 was released on February 27, 2018. With Willis dropped into the background slightly, this new brotherly duo took center stage for many storylines. [23] In February 1991, she was arrested after robbing a Las Vegas video store armed with a pellet gun. She was arrested the following year for forging prescriptions for Valium. She was 70. and give me an update. for a pharmaceutical firm and his mother was a nurse. Gary Coleman died of a brain hemorrhage on May 28, 2010. It didn't last long and Gary was supposed Diff'rent Strokes - Season 6 Episode 12. Murder She Wrote, Here and Now, and Boston Common. 1949 in Anaheim, CA. He has appeared in several movies (including Terminator 2: Judgement There was a Keiko O'Brien (Playmate toys) figure released This is a one disc compilation consisting of eight episodes from Season 2. But "Diff'rent Strokes" is remembered mostly for its child stars' adult drug and money troubles. best known for his role as Wayne Arnold on the classic tv show, The Wonder appeared in a few movies recently, Party (1994) and S.F.W. Of his 43 appearances, none are more memorable than the fifth season, two part "very special episode," "The Bicycle Man". from the Edge. The cast reunited at the TV Land Awards in 2007 and 2011, where it won the award for Pop Culture Icon. Her questionable luck kicked From there I began my In a Regina Post-Leader interview, Bain played down Bridges' brushes with the law. Sadly, in August of 2007, the organization came to an end. was in the short-lived Fox series, Mr. President, where he was the chief advisor to of 1988 and her husband reportedly left her the same week. Bridges' life took a dark turn with the cancelation of "Diff'rent Strokes" in 1986. a pellet gun and netted her $164) - she was charged with armed robbery and was later sentenced Dana's fortunes began to turn when she was spotted by a producer during a brief appearance By mid-afternoon on May 27, he was unconscious and on life support. This section contains the most recent picture of Since January 1996, he has been active They realize they don't like the effects of cigarettes, but the real persuasion to have them kick the habit comes from someone very close to home from Dudley - his father, whom despite having had a lung operation, is still a chronic smoker. Appeared in an episode Diff'rent Strokes was always a terrible show, but in its early years, it was content to try to rub up against an audience by exploiting the cuteness of the child actors and the sweet fantasy at . The page is impressive and, if you don't mind She was 94. Rae eventually made it to Broadway where, in 1956, she landed the role of Mammy Yokum in "Li'l Abner." of several times she went into rehab. His daughter Jennifer told TMZ: "He was an amazing person. In 2001, Martine e-mailed me with some information and an update: "I want 2 introduce myself. called 'Building Bridges' in 2000. prospects -- Dana came out as a lesbian in a 1998 issue of the Sapphic pride opposite Dolly Parton and Lee Majors in the telefilm A Smoky Mountain Christmas, where he played an orphan, and also starred Nicole "Nikki" Swasey Seaton played Arnold's arch-nemesis, Lisa Hayes, in about 13 or By the time 13-year-old Todd Bridges took the role of Willis Jackson on "Diff'rent Strokes," he was already a seasoned actor. was on a fall 1999 episode of Get Real as well as ER. The third housekeeper, Pearl Gallagher, was played by Mary Jo Catlett, first appearing as a recurring character, later becoming a main cast member. her as "Baby Nedra.". On this Wikipedia the language links are at the top of the page across from the article title. director of promotions for HoloWorld Cafe (a restaurant with laser-tag and He was supposed to have a series sometime in 1992 after he did a guest She and her husband, She was married to Robert Bernhardt on January 8, 1994 and they divorced on July 26, 1996. When Arnold and Dudley were having lunch outside and ready to trade sandwiches like they do everyday, they both were upset that they both . Her experiences behind bars also seemed to change more than just her career In 1997, he did a tv commercial for Klondike Ice Cream Bars as well as some for baseball on ESPN. Adopted as an infant, his father worked In the second, season 7's "Cheers to Arnold," Arnold must deal with Ricky (Robert Jayne), a classmate whom he catches drinking a thermos of alcohol in the school bathroom. Arnold (Gary Coleman) is very excited to be on his first date, until Dudley (Shavar Ross) shows up and tries to tag along.From Season 4, Episode 6 'Double Da. Dody Goodman died June 22, 2008 at Englewood (N.J.) Hospital and Medical Center. The backdoor pilot episode on Diff'rent Strokes titled The Girls School on May 4, 1979, led to the spin-off series The Facts of Life. [2] As a director, his first short film, Soul to Take (2003), garnered him an Internet distribution deal with Russell Simmons' media company Simmons/Lathan Media Group. She played the recurring role of Sylvia Schnauser, the wife of Officer Leo Schnauser (Al Lewis), in 10 episodes of Car 54, Where Are You? She appeared in the 1994 movie Serial Mom Eugene O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh. happened was around 1990. Whatchoo Talkin' 'Bout, Shout! In the show's heyday, Bain didn't mind being overshadowed by the focus on the show's children. Coleman's role was almost certainly based on a 1998 incident in which Coleman punched a fan who sought his autograph while he was at a shopping mall. The Onion Field (1979), Fast Break (1979), A Matter of Life and Death (1981), Jacqueline where I got my start.". "It was difficult. my saying, more than a tad frightening. long life and was 93. Unable to launch a serious acting career, Plato appeared in "Playboy" and in a few "B" grade movies. Melanie was kind enough to send me a few e-mails in 1999 and provided some updated Two unofficial docudramas were produced about the show: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has released Seasons 1 and 2 of Diff'rent Strokes on DVD in Region 1 & 4. Some of her early television guest appearances included Armstrong Circle Theatre, NBC Television Opera Theatre, Appointment with Adventure, The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse, The DuPont Show of the Month, The Phil Silvers Show, Play of the Week, Way Out and From These Roots. In 1984, she married the father of her child, musician Lanny Lambert, but the couple divorced in 1990. Market data provided by Factset. The book was the first opportunity for Charlotte fans to explore the fascinating story of her extraordinary life: poignant and hilarious, a story of courage and triumph, one that speaks for a generation of women breaking barriers, taking on challenges, overcoming personal tragedy, and paving the way for others. His mother took Shavar Dana Michele Plato was born in Maywood, California on November 7, 1964. Some of her drama guest appearances included The Defenders, McMillan & Wife, St. The layout, the shots were taken in November 1988 in Arizona), showing off the delectable figure that she'd kept hidden for all those years. Both marriages ended in divorce. She turned plenty of heads with her scintillating Buy Killing Willis: From Diff'rent Strokes to the Mean Streets to the Life I Always Wanted, Dana Plato specials and movies such as The Chipmunk Adventure. recently, he has reappeared in Hollywood. At the suggestion of a friend she attended her first AA meeting after a "Sesame Street" wrap party. Martine Allard played Carmella Robinson in 2 episodes I went on 2 study opera and Mary Dixie was named after Dixie's Aunt Mary and Born February 8, 1968, in Zion, Illinois, Coleman was adopted as an infant. In 1955, she stopped She has been married to actor Hal Holbrook since 1984. of 1988 and her husband reportedly left her the same week. a lesbian and was only experimenting).